first published on February 2, 2017 by Josh
Ever wonder how close we are to the Terminator film series? It’s surprisingly close. Check out this short documentary on Autonomous US Naval Drone Swarm Boats. It’s around 12 minutes, so if you don’t have time to view the entire video just now, add it to your “Watch Later” list and come back to it.
The entire time I was watching this I was just thinking, “In three years, Cyberdyne will become the largest supplier of military computer systems. All stealth bombers are upgraded with Cyberdyne computers, becoming fully unmanned. Afterwards, they fly with a perfect operational record. The Skynet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes online August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug.” We’re doomed!